Friday, November 18, 2011

Time Capsule

These have been slow days for construction at the Sahyun Library, owing to the nonchalance of some equipment suppliers, and the permit stalling.  Thus, the partitions for the women's bath finally came - but they are the wrong color.  New windows for he old wing were supposed to be delivered at the beginning of the week, but that probably won't happen until after Thanksgiving.  And after hoping and trying to trench the street this past summer, we still have no action from Caltrans about if and when it will approve a permit for us to connect our fire suppression system into the Castillo Street water main.  So with little else to do, Jim Friestad and Art Sylvester squirreled away a time capsule that commemorates the bookcase building team members.  Here it is during construction and then in completed form:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Now we're in November . . . . . .

Some electrical work, some gopher extermination, and the last of the HVAC work was done last week, including installation of these two HVAC condensers that were missing in the previous blog.

At the beginning of this week, work was started in the parking lot to install some street lamps.  Pictures of those lights will be forthcoming, but for now, see the the men cutting the asphalt before a trencher digs a trench for the electrical conduits.

The asphalt is thin and old, so it cuts easily.

This fellow is tearing up the asphalt between the cuts. 

 Ever wonder what a nice trench looks like?  Here is the one across our parking lot that will carry electrical conduit for a street lamp at the end of the trench.

Here's Carlos with a pneumatic tamper compacting the dirt in the trench after the conduits have been emplaced.